Apple’s next-gen iPhones said to feature thinner 5.4-inch, 6.1-inch, and 6.7-inch OLED displays

It is understood that Samsung Display and LG Display will supply their OLED displays to Apple for next-gen iPhone models due in fall of 2020…


According to the industry, 5.4-inch, 6.1-inch, and 6.7-inch new iPhone models that will be released in the fall of 2020 are expected to be applied with three different sizes of OLED panels. It is understood that Samsung Display will be the sole supplier of 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch OLED panels. Specifically, it will supply on-cell touch flexible OLED panels.
This panel is basically an OLED panel that has touch function built in. Touch sensor is placed on top of thin film encapsulation inside of a panel. Touch function in the past attaches a touch film on a panel. Because on-cell touch OLED panel does not require a separate film, it can lead to a thinner display and reduce production cost.

Samsung Display succeeded in commercializing on-cell touch OLED panel, which is called ‘Y-OCTA’ technology according to Samsung Display, when it supplied the panel to Samsung Electronics.

Because Apple saw the strengths of on-cell touch OLED panel and Samsung Display is the only company that can mass-produce this panel, Apple has requested supplies of 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch OLED panels from Samsung Display. “Although Apple had been sticking with film touch method since its first iPhone, Samsung Display has succeeded in drawing a change from Apple by actively promoting Y-OCTA technology to Apple.” said a representative for the industry. “It is heard that Samsung Display also suggested shocking terms in order to obtain an order from Apple.”

6.1-inch OLED panels will be supplied by both Samsung Display and LG Display as 6.1-inch OLED panel will not be an on-cell touch OLED panel but based on film touch method.

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  1. As long as they don’t decrease the battery size from the current iPhone, I suppose making it thinner is alright. I still don’t get the need for super-thin smartphones except to save on material costs spread out over hundreds of millions of iPhones. I suppose I just prefer more solid products rather than skimpy ones.

  2. This just validates to me how disconnected Tim Cook is with the ENTIRE landscape of customers needs/wants. There is a HUGE base that does not want the bigger phones. Not everyone is glued to their phone, checking every second for messages/posts and taking selfies every hour to update the world. MANY of us like a small footprint phone. Something SMALL that fits easily in a pocket. Easy in one hand. Easy to do basic things. Even the rumors of a SE2 have the WRONG specs. 4″ Why is it so hard to offer that size with the current model? It makes more sense to offer various size phones over various specs. I have been waiting to buy a new phone for years now, what has prevented me to do so is the size. I purchased a iPhone 6, dropped it, cracked screen. Hated the size in my pocket. Hated that I needed 2 hands to work the device; and I don’t have small hands. After buying the 6, I went and purchased the SE for the size. I was surprised on how many people I ran into that have been holding on to old phones, and not upgrading, mainly because of the size. There are a ton of people waiting to buy a 4″ phone. Not a 4.7″. Not a 5.4″. I am willing to bet if Steve Jobs were still alive, he would pay attention to the needs of the customers and offered a 4″ with every upgrade. I also bet, if that was offered, there would not be a sales flux/void, that Apple has had a few times with the past updates to the phone.

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